Posts From Rich Woods

Rich Woods
Rich Woods

Managing Editor for XDA Computing. I've been covering tech from smartphones to PCs since 2013. If you see me at a trade show, come say hi and let me ask you weird questions about why you use the tech you use.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max: Choosing an ecosystem

Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 3 is now official, which means it's time to compare it to the top device from the Korean firm's top competitor, Apple. Apple doesn't make foldables, so our comparison remains limited to their best device right now, the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Why even make the comparison in the first place?...

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs Galaxy Watch Active 2: It’s time for One UI Watch

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Watch 4, and with it, Samsung is folding the "Active" moniker back into the main lineup. Compared to the Galaxy Watch Active 2, its spiritual predecessor, there are some big improvements. These come from both the software and hardware sides of things, and it's kind of a big deal, not...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Galaxy Fold: How far have Samsung’s foldables progressed?

Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Z Fold 3, its third-generation foldable smartphone, and the lineup has come a very long way. When the original Samsung Galaxy Fold first shipped, screens started breaking on reviewers. The Korean firm had to go back to the drawing board to make further improvements before it even shipped. It was far...

A new Windows 11 preview is out, but there’s still no Android app support

Like clockwork, it's Thursday and there's a new Windows 11 Insider Preview build rolling out to the Dev and Beta channels of the Windows Insider Program. There are only two things listed under changes and improvements in the blog post. The first is that Microsoft Teams Chat is now rolling out to Insiders on the...

Microsoft’s Surface Book 4 might not have a detachable display

Introduced alongside Windows 10 back in 2015, Microsoft's Surface Book hasn't exactly been successful by any metric. It hasn't been imitated by the rest of the PC market, and it hasn't sold as well as the more popular Surface Pro. Not only is it expensive, but some would say that it's impractical. According to a...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Motorola RAZR 5G: Which folding flip phone fares finer?

There are two kinds of folding smartphones -- a smartphone-sized device that opens up into a tablet-sized device, and a smartphone-sized device that folds down into something more compact. If you're looking for the latter, you have pretty much two choices, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Motorola RAZR 5G. While the form factor...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Galaxy Z Flip 5G: How much has the clamshell foldable improved?

The brand-new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is official, and if you're down with the folding flip phone field (that's right; I went there), you're probably wondering how it compares to the previous-generation model. This isn't one of those comparisons where one is better for some and the other is better for other people. Obviously,...

HP unveils a Chrome OS tablet with 4G LTE and a rotating all-in-one

Today, HP is announcing a couple of new Chrome OS PCs, including the Chromebook x2 11 and the Chromebase 21.5-inch All-in-One. While both devices have their own unique value indicators, they're very different. “The last year and a half drastically shifted consumers to a new hybrid world, putting a focus on how they think about and...

Panasonic unveils its new semi-rugged, modular TOUGHBOOK 55 with Tiger Lake processors

Today, Panasonic is introducing its refreshed TOUGHBOOK 55 laptop. If you're unfamiliar with the TOUGHBOOK 55, it's a semi-rugged, modular Windows 10 laptop that really seems to do it all. If you're already familiar with it, then you're probably wondering what's new. For one thing, it comes with Intel's 11th-generation CPUs, and that's actually a first...

Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac comes with Windows 11 support, new M1 features, and more

Today, Corel announced Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac, the latest version of its virtualization software. The platform has gained recognition since last year when Apple started transitioning its Macs over to ARM processors, as it means that you can no longer use Boot Camp to run Windows natively on a Mac. Indeed, your only solution...

HP Pavilion Aero 13 First Impressions: It feels more premium than it should

Whenever HP sends out a round of review units, it holds a workshop where we can refresh our knowledge of the product, ask questions, etc. For the HP Pavilion Aero 13, I only had one question -- why is this a Pavilion? You see, HP has four tiers of laptops. There's Spectre, which is the...

Windows 11 Focus Sessions feature lets you focus on specific tasks

It would seem that Windows chief Panos Panay is on a roll with teasing new Windows 11 features. Just yesterday, he posted a short video about a new Snipping Tool. Today, he introduced something called Focus Sessions. While it was only a brief teaser, the feature looks pretty interesting. Focus Sessions starts off with Microsoft To...